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Prison escapee recaptured; found under bed

The Guyana Police Force on Tuesday announced that it had recaptured prison escapee Randolph Marks. He was nabbed early on Tuesday morning just after 1:15am hiding under a bed in a house at Freeman Street in East La Penitence. He was among four prisoners who crawled their way out of the Magistrates’ Court lock ups […]

Prison escapee shot dead

One of the three men who escaped from the Magistrates’s Court lock ups on Monday afternoon has been shot dead by the Police. the dead man has been identified as Vickram Persaud. He was on trial for the murder of  police constable Michael Cumberbatch who was shot dead on September 23, 2013 in Sophia. Persaud’s […]

USAID empowers more Guyanese youths

(US Embassy) – USAID held a graduation ceremony at the Critchlow Labour College to honor 71 youth who completed work and life skills training through the USAID Skills and Knowledge for Youth Employment (SKYE) Project. The SKYE program, funded through the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI), equips young Guyanese with market-driven skills and improves their ability […]

Prisoners escape from Court Lock Ups

Several Police officers were on Monday morning searching several parts of the city in the Charlestown area after two prisoners escaped from the lock up facility at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court. The escaped prisoners who are still on the run have been identified as Seon Cummings and Vicram Persaud. Cummings is facing several robbery charges […]

Two Soldiers “accidentally” shot at Tacama army base

The Guyana Defence Force has launched an investigation into an incident that took place at the Colonel John Clarke Military School at Tacama that has left two soldiers nursing gunshot wounds. According to a release from the GDF, Lt. Othneil Hope and RCT. Vernon Harding were both injured when two rounds were “accidentally discharged” from […]

American woman arrested at airport after rushing security

An American woman who was an outgoing passenger was on Saturday morning briefly arrested at the Cheddi Jagan airport after she attempted to rush past airport security after being told that she would not be able to board a Caribbean Airlines flight to the United States. The woman was scheduled to fly out on the […]

Govt. blocks NCN Senior Radio announcer from participating at media workshop

The Government of Guyana on Friday blocked Assistant Production Manager for Radio at the state-owned National Communications Network, Michella Abraham-Ali from making a presentation on the role of women in the media at a U.S Embassy sponsored journalism workshop. News Source understands that Abraham-Ali who has in the past attended U.S based training programmes sponsored […]

LEAD discussions ongoing, US Confident of progress

The re-engagement process on the Leadership and Democracy Project between the Government of Guyana and the United States Embassy is ongoing and both sides are expressing confidence that they are seeing progress. On Thursday, Cabinet Secretary Dr. Roger Luncheon said the talks were progressing well and were being done in an atmosphere of good faith. […]

Government not budging on Berbice Bridge tolls

Minister of Public Works Robeson Benn on Thursday staunchly defended his position of refusing to reduce the Berbice River Bridge tolls. The call came through a motion tabled by Joseph Harmon of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) who called on Government to instruct its representative on the Board of Directors of the Berbice Bridge […]